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From TheJournal.ie Google launches Chromebooks in Ireland Chromebooks

Google launches Chromebooks in Ireland

Both the Samsung and Acer versions of the laptop will be available, ranging in price from €247 to €379.

From TheJournal.ie Clothing company blames 'scripted computer process' for offensive shirts Keep Calm And What?!

Clothing company blames 'scripted computer process' for offensive shirts

T-shirts with a slogan encouraging sexual assaults have been removed from Amazon’s online store.

13 things today’s Leaving Cert students have no memory of Feel Old Yet? This post contains videos

13 things today’s Leaving Cert students have no memory of

People who are now legally able to drink and vote have no memory of these things.

From TheJournal.ie Amazon being investigated by competition watchdog Amazon

Amazon being investigated by competition watchdog

The German competition watchdog has launched an investigation into the company’s policy which prevents third-party traders from selling their products cheaper elsewhere.

From TheJournal.ie First numbers on Google's bid to take on Amazon's shopping business Google Shopping

First numbers on Google's bid to take on Amazon's shopping business

The new “product listing ads” appeared to have taken off at the end of the final quarter of 2012.

From TheJournal.ie Android gains on Apple in surging tablet sector: survey Tablet Wars

Android gains on Apple in surging tablet sector: survey

The global appetite for tablet computers is growing faster than previously thought – and Android-powered devices are gaining on iPads – a new survey claims.

From TheJournal.ie Amazon announces investment in France, sees 2,500 jobs France

Amazon announces investment in France, sees 2,500 jobs

The internet giant is planning to open a fourth despatch centre in the country – despite an ongoing tax dispute with the French government.

From TheJournal.ie Maeve Binchy’s final book tops Amazon’s pre-order list Bestselling

Maeve Binchy’s final book tops Amazon’s pre-order list

Binchy’s long-term agent Christine Green said it was a bittersweet day because “we want to celebrate the book but we want her to be here too”.

From TheJournal.ie Amazon criticised over Nazi death camp jigsaw puzzle World War II

Amazon criticised over Nazi death camp jigsaw puzzle

A German politician has criticised Amazon for selling the puzzle which depicts the crematorium at Dachau.

From TheJournal.ie Venezuelan authorities find 'no evidence' of Amazon tribe massacre Indigenous People

Venezuelan authorities find 'no evidence' of Amazon tribe massacre

Authorities have been urged to continue their investigations, after reports that illegal gold miners massacred up to 80 members of an indigenous tribe by setting fire to a communal hut.

From TheJournal.ie Kindle Fire tablet sold out, says Amazon On Fire

Kindle Fire tablet sold out, says Amazon

Meanwhile, research study says that sales of dedicated e-readers peaked last year.

From TheJournal.ie Man orders flat-screen TV online... gets semi-automatic rifle instead Oops

Man orders flat-screen TV online... gets semi-automatic rifle instead

US police are investigating circumstances of shipment error.

From TheJournal.ie Kindle eBook sales overtake printed books at Amazon Digital Revolution

Kindle eBook sales overtake printed books at Amazon

Amazon said it is selling 114 Kindle books for every 100 print books it sells.

From TheJournal.ie Five killed as severe storms strike eastern US Storms

Five killed as severe storms strike eastern US

Thousands have been left without electricity and air conditioning as US weather forecasters warn of soaring temperatures in mid-Atlantic states.

From TheJournal.ie Here's why Instagram is down (and why Pinterest and Netflix were down earlier too) Get Down

Here's why Instagram is down (and why Pinterest and Netflix were down earlier too)

The popular photo app has been down since late last night.

From TheJournal.ie The Nexus 7: Take a look a Google's new baby Nexus 7

The Nexus 7: Take a look a Google's new baby

Google has finally unveiled its tablet to rival the iPad and the Kindle Fire.

From TheJournal.ie Amazon to create 100 jobs in Dublin Amazon

Amazon to create 100 jobs in Dublin

The online retailer is seeking people to work as support engineers and software developers as well as in other roles. The announcement has been welcomed by the IDA and Minister Richard Bruton.

Nine of the most bizarre Amazon reviews

Wacky, weird, and downright wonderful.

From TheJournal.ie Amazon founder 'locates lost Apollo 11 rockets' Apollo 11

Amazon founder 'locates lost Apollo 11 rockets'

The rocket engines were last seen pushing the Apollo 11 mission into space ahead of its successful moon landing in 1969.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know this morning…

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

From TheJournal.ie TCD among research group awarded €3m for anti-inflammatory project Research

TCD among research group awarded €3m for anti-inflammatory project

The project will investigate the use of plants from the Amazon rainforest on immune processes.

Waterstone's to ditch the apostrophe from its name

Waterstone’s says dropping the apostrophe is “more versatile and practical” in a digital world.

Hollywood's James Franco agrees Amazon deal for new novel: report Books This post contains videos

Hollywood's James Franco agrees Amazon deal for new novel: report

The actor-turned-writer published a short story collection in 2010, but looks set to publish his first novel with the online retailer.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Thursday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Thursday

In tonight’s fix: Irish people’s biggest worry for 2012, a rise in the number of tourists visiting Ireland (finally!) – and time travel exists. Kind of.

From TheJournal.ie Amazon: Over 1 million Kindles were sold each week in December Reading

Amazon: Over 1 million Kindles were sold each week in December

Christmas Day was the biggest day ever for Kindle book downloads, Amazon said today.

From TheJournal.ie Gallery: Is this where your Christmas presents are coming from? Christmas Shopping This post contains images

Gallery: Is this where your Christmas presents are coming from?

Incredible photos of Amazon’s vast shipping warehouses in the UK – one of which is the size of 14 football pitches.

From TheJournal.ie Kindle users will be able to borrow books from Amazon - but only in the US Kindle

Kindle users will be able to borrow books from Amazon - but only in the US

Users have to subscribe to Amazon’s movie streaming service to borrow books from the Kindle library.

From TheJournal.ie Amazon profits nosedive as it takes on Apple in tablet war Tablets

Amazon profits nosedive as it takes on Apple in tablet war

The company is selling Kindles at a loss to compete with the iPad – driving its profits down by 73 per cent.

Actress suing IMDb for revealing that she is 40

An actress, who (unsurprisingly) wishes to remain anonymous, has filed a lawsuit against IMDb’s parent company, Amazon, for revealing that she is “over the hill” – her words, not ours.

From TheJournal.ie Peru: Police rescue almost 300 women forced into sexual slavery Human Trafficking This post contains videos

Peru: Police rescue almost 300 women forced into sexual slavery

The Peruvian authorities have rescued almost 300 women they believe are the victims of human trafficking – the youngest girl discovered by police is just 13 years old.

From TheJournal.ie Amazon launches the Kindle Fire tablet to rival iPad, here's how it works IPad Killer? This post contains videos

Amazon launches the Kindle Fire tablet to rival iPad, here's how it works

Running on Google’s Android system, the price could be a big pull for those in the market for tablet computers.

From TheJournal.ie Amazon and Intel to showcase jobs at Dublin event next month Career Zoo

Amazon and Intel to showcase jobs at Dublin event next month

Pfizer, Ericsson and Deloitte are also among the companies who’ll be represented at the Career Zoo in the Mansion House.

Amazon's chief executive wants your phone to have an airbag

Jeff Bezos has failed papers for a patent that’ll fit an airbag to your phone – saving it from damage if you let it fall.

From TheJournal.ie ESB denies that lightning caused last weekend's Amazon power cut Lights Out

ESB denies that lightning caused last weekend's Amazon power cut

The ESB has said that it was a transformer failure that caused the outage on Sunday. Amazon’s backup generators failed after the power cut.

From TheJournal.ie Amazon to do battle with iPad with tablet of its own Tablet Wars

Amazon to do battle with iPad with tablet of its own

It will reportedly run Google’s Android operating system.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9 This post contains videos

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know this morning…Gilmore seeks urgent Vatican meeting, Troika chiefs set to deliver verdict, great news for Sligo design students, and a date with Justin Timberlake.

From TheJournal.ie Tesco, Ryanair and UPC come bottom of the social networking table Social Media

Tesco, Ryanair and UPC come bottom of the social networking table

A new study has found that some big brands have no social media features on their eCommerce sites at all, while others, like HMV, Amazon and Irish site Elverys are making the most of the likes of Facebook and Twitter.

From TheJournal.ie Brazil's rainforests under threat after agricultural lobby wins key vote Rainforests

Brazil's rainforests under threat after agricultural lobby wins key vote

A law initially intended to protect rainforests from deforestation has been influenced so much by the the country’s powerful agricultural lobby that the law as it is now looks set to actually threaten them.

Only a joke, like: Royal wedding 'gypsy' spoof taken off the shelves

Tesco has taken the spoof of the recent royal wedding off its shelves after complaints of racism from the travelling community.